A photo of Charu Venkatesan.

Fetal and Neonatal Neurology Specialist, Division of Neurology

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Additional Languages

Spanish, Tamil

Clinical Interests

Pediatric neurology; fetal neurology; neonatal neurology

Research Interests

Neonatal brain injury

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Neurology, Neurology

My Locations

My Education

BA: Columbia University, NY, NY, 1992.

PhD: State University of NY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, 2000.

MD: State University of NY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, 2002.

Residency: Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2004.

Residency: Child Neurology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2007.

Certification: Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, 2008.

My Publications

Fetal brain MRI findings and neonatal outcome of common diagnosis at a tertiary care center. Arroyo, MS; Hopkin, RJ; Nagaraj, UD; Kline-Fath, B; Venkatesan, C. Journal of Perinatology. 2019; 39:1072-1077.

Clinical, Neuroimaging, and Electrographic Predictors of Phenobarbital Failure in Newborns With Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy and Seizures. Dwivedi, D; Lin, N; Venkatesan, C; Kline-Fath, B; Holland, K; Schapiro, M. Journal of Child Neurology. 2019; 34:458-463.

White Matter Lesions Detected by Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Neonates and Children With Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy. Peglar, LM; Nagaraj, UD; Tian, C; Venkatesan, C. Pediatric Neurology. 2019; 96:64-69.

Outcome of Isolated Absent Septum Pellucidum Diagnosed by Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scan. Vawter-Lee, MM; Wasserman, H; Thomas, CW; Nichols, B; Nagaraj, UD; Schapiro, M; Venkatesan, C. Journal of Child Neurology. 2018; 33:693-699.

Conventional MRI scan and DTI imaging show more severe brain injury in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and seizures. Kline-Fath, BM; Horn, PS; Yuan, W; Merhar, S; Venkatesan, C; Thomas, CW; Schapiro, MB. Early Human Development. 2018; 122:8-14.

Levetiracetam for the Treatment of Seizures in Neonatal Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy. Venkatesan, C; Young, S; Schapiro, M; Thomas, C. Journal of Child Neurology. 2017; 32:210-214.

KCNQ2 encephalopathy: Features, mutational hot spots, and ezogabine treatment of 11 patients. Millichap, JJ; Park, KL; Tsuchida, T; Ben-Zeev, B; Carmant, L; Flamini, R; Joshi, N; Levisohn, PM; Marsh, E; Nangia, S; et al. Neurology Genetics. 2016; 2:e96-e96.

Early-life epileptic encephalopathy secondary to SZT2 pathogenic recessive variants. Venkatesan, C; Angle, B; Millichap, JJ. Epileptic Disorders: international epilepsy journal with videotape. 2016; 18:195-200.

Epilepsy Following Neonatal Seizures Secondary to Hemorrhagic Stroke in Term Neonates. Venkatesan, C; Millichap, JJ; Krueger, JM; Nangia, S; Ritacco, DG; Stack, C; Nordli, DR. Journal of Child Neurology. 2016; 31:547-552.

Clinical Reasoning: A neonate with micrognathia and hypotonia. Vawter-Lee, MM; Seals, SS; Thomas, CW; Venkatesan, C. Neurology. 2016; 86:e80-e84.